Health systems depend on many types of information related to patients, health care providers, health centers, and health conditions. This vital information is usually held in disparate systems and locations in varying formats with little harmonization between them making it hard to know what information is most complete, accurate or up-to-date. As a result health systems, especially those in resource-constrained countries, may not contain the quality or quantity of information necessary to provide appropriate or timely care of citizens.
We understand that all countries wrestle with their ability to access consistent, high quality health information. That is why we are determined to bring current and reliable data to decision makers at the point of care and at the point of system planning. Access to dependable data allows doctors, nurses, and other care providers to understand their patients’ vital medical information, improving quality, safety efficiency and speed to appropriate care. In countries where health status is challenged and health resources are scarce access to the right information saves lives. Learn more about our architecture.
Open source. The power of the open source approach fosters collaboration, interoperability and long term sustainability while controlling costs; this cannot be underestimated. Interoperability is enhanced as contributing organizations build and test together, creating a unified system more powerful than any of the individual components. Most importantly local human resources train, build, and sustain their systems into the future, enhancing national pride and ownership in health system quality.